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Cat Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is never easy. Your reasons for saying goodbye are your own, and we are here to support you in that time.

When should I consider euthanasia?


The term euthanasia literally means “good death.” Fortunately for our pets, we do not have to let them suffer from a serious condition and can ease their discomfort. The time is different for everyone and will depend on a number of factors that one of our veterinarians can talk with you about. We are here to guide you in deciding when it’s time to say goodbye.

What happens during euthanasia?


After you have had time to say your goodbyes to your pet, your family veterinarian will administer a drug very similar to an anesthetic. It is a very quick, painless, and peaceful procedure.

Do you do house calls?


We do not offer in-home euthanasia through the clinic. There is a house call veterinarian in the Kingston region who only focuses on helping you say goodbye in the comfort of your own home. We will be happy to give you their contact information if this is of interest to you. Please note, they typically do not work on an emergency or on-call basis and a time must be set up in advance.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?


You certainly can be with your pet to comfort them during their final moments. Depending on their medical state, we may request to sedate them to make the experience less stressful for them. An IV catheter will also be placed to help make the experience run more smoothly.

What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?


Please contact us at the clinic by phone or email to discuss this. It will vary depending on what you wish to do with your pet’s remains after they are gone. We offer communal or private cremation.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?


We do not provide counselling in the clinic but are able to give you the contact information for groups that can help you through the grieving process.

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Last updated: December 14, 2021

Dear Clients,

With the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are temporarily moving back to curbside service. Effective Tuesday, December 14th we are not allowing clients in exam rooms with their pets. Here is what you can expect:

  • Come in to let us know that you're here for your appointment. 2 clients will be allowed at a time in our reception area for food and med pick up and to inform us that they are here for their appointment.
  • Please wait in your car after letting us know you've arrived. Once you have notified us that you are here for your appointment we ask that you wait in your car and we will come out and collect your furry family member for their appointment.
  • The doctor will call once the appointment is done and you can then come back to the reception desk to take care of the invoice and collect your furry family member.
  • Face masks are required when interacting with our team and entering the building. Please sanitze your hands if you come inside.
  • Food and medication pick-ups inside. If there are more than 2 people in our waiting area, we ask that you wait outside until there is sufficient space.
  • Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (613) 542-7337.

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    OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Kingston Veterinary Clinic